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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1814

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

William Wells

(Ap'd Mas.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, May 17, 1813, to July 21, 1814, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Light Artillery, July 21, 1814.

Served: in the War of 1812‑15, with Great Britain, in garrison at New England Posts, 1814‑15, and after the peace, 1815‑18; on Recruiting service,

(Second Lieut., Light Artillery, Oct. 10, 1814)

1818; in garrison at New England Posts, 1818‑1820; on Recruiting

(First Lieut., Light Artillery, Aug. 28, 1819)

service, 1820; as Quartermaster of Reg. of Light Artillery, May 15, 1820, to June 1, 1821; on Commissary duty at Pittsburg Arsenal, Pa.,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

1821‑25; in garrison at New York harbor, 1825‑26, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1826, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑28, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1828‑30, — Ft. Wood, La., 1830‑31, — and Ft.

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 28, 1829, for Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

Jackson, La., 1831‑32; on Recruiting service, 1832; in garrison at Ft. Wood, La., 1833; and on leave of absence, 1833‑34.

Resigned, Dec. 1, 1834.

Civil History. — Superintendent of New Orleans Navigation Company, 1834‑36, — and of Pontchartrain, La., Railroad, 1836‑38. Deputy Sheriff of New Orleans, La., 1843‑46. U. S. Custom House Keeper, at New Orleans, La., 1846‑50.

Died, Dec., 1851, at New Orleans, La.

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